Tell us again, Mr. Obama, what's so bad about the sequester?

(L.A. Times/David Horsey )
March 06, 2013

Maryland students have some questions for President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin regarding sequester cuts.

Why is it bad government policy to reduce the national debt by $1.2 trillion that students will have to repay in their adult years? Why cut meat inspectors instead of cutting government fat? Why furlough airport inspectors instead of reducing the free cell phone to teenagers program?

Why eliminate programs at the U.S. Naval Academy instead of eliminating jets and tanks given for free to Egypt? Why slash health care funding instead of slashing $500 million gifts to political friends such as Solyndra? Why reduce educational funding to states instead of eliminating duplicate and over-lapping government programs?

Chris Payne, Bel Air

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